In This Issue
September sees slowing down in garden centre sales
September plant sales up 25% on 2019
Redevelopment of Klondyke Garden Centre completed
Blue Diamond wins Best Artisan Garden Award
Which annual and perennial varieties will be hot for 2022?
Miracle-Gro £6k for Greenfingers at Chelsea
Dobbies secures five stars at Chelsea Flower Show
My Real Garden community book raises thousands for Greenfingers Charity
Retailers reassured gas shortages will not affect supply
Southern Trident’s new carbon neutral Harmony Gardens wins at Glee
DLF Seeds announces £3.5m investment in state-of-the-art processing facilities in the UK
Keter continues sustainability drive with community project
First-time design duo win Best in Show
GTN September, Glee Preview Issue, on-line here
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Christmas sales get charted
Garden boss warns of Christmas tree shortages
Still feeding hungry plants
Consultation launched to protect plants from harmful pests and diseases
Key appointment in AMES UK business integration plans
Growing media up 27% on pre-pandemic levels
The best of last week's
Hetland Garden Centre sold to Caulders
After a fantastic three days at the NEC, the return to Glee "has been really special"
Floral Thursday fund-raising effort reaches £2,000...and rising!
All the winners from the Glee New Product Awards
Guy Topping says thanks for messages of condolence following the sad passing of his father Eddie
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All the latest news from the world of pet products
Wilsons Pet Food celebrates 160 years with Scottish Haggis recipe
Designed for Dogs introduces new Picnic Pad for pampered pooches
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September sees slowing down in garden centre sales
GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis

Sales in the GTN Bestsellers Garden Centre Epos data during the past two weeks of September have slowed, and last week they dipped below last year’s levels for the first time since the start of August...

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September plant sales up 25% on 2019

Plant sales have been below last year’s levels for all three weeks of September so far, but are cumulatively 25% ahead of 2019 for the same weeks...

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Redevelopment of Klondyke Garden Centre completed

The redevelopment of Klondyke Garden Centre at Polmont has now been finished, transforming the centre into a fantastic shopping experience...

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Blue Diamond wins Best Artisan Garden Award
 

The Blue Diamond Forge Garden was awarded Best Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 along with a Silver Award...

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Which annual and perennial varieties will be hot for 2022?

The Ball Summer Trials at West Adderbury was the first Professional Trial Grounds in the UK to open its doors to customers this season. As always, Ball offer visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite varieties from any of the trials or plant displays.

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Miracle-Gro £6k for Greenfingers at Chelsea

The Evergreen Garden Care Team have been FUNdraising for Greenfingers Charity at Chelsea and with a day and a half still to go have raised over £6,000...

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Dobbies secures five stars at Chelsea Flower Show

Dobbies celebrated after being presented with a five star award for their trade stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

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My Real Garden community book raises thousands for Greenfingers Charity

My Real Garden, a unique community gardening book born out of lockdown 2020 and led by award winning garden designer and Greenfingers Patron, Ann-Marie Powell, has raised £10,000 and inspired thousands of new advocates for Greenfingers Charity work...

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Retailers reassured gas shortages will not affect supply

DJ Turfcare has reassured retailers that gas shortages will not affect supply as its full range of organic-based lawn fertilisers are manufactured exclusively with renewable solar power...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Wilsons Pet Food celebrates 160 years with Scottish Haggis recipe

This month marks 160 years of Wilsons Pet Food, and to celebrate this milestone the Scottish company has created a limited edition Haggis recipe...

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Designed for Dogs introduces new Picnic Pad for pampered pooches

Luxury British dog bed and accessories brand, Designed for Dogs, has added a new Picnic Pad to its collection which is great for lorries, tack rooms, car boots, and anywhere else an easy to carry and comfy place to sit is needed...

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Southern Trident’s new carbon neutral Harmony Gardens wins at Glee

The team at Southern Trident is delighted to have been awarded two New Product Awards at this year’s annual trade show, Glee, for its new range of coir-based, peat-free growing media under the new Harmony Gardens brand. These were the Best New Growing Media Product 2021 and the Sustainability Award.

 

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DLF Seeds announces £3.5m investment in state-of-the-art processing facilities in the UK
 

Leading grass seed breeder DLF Seeds is to invest £3.5m in new state-of-the-art mixing and distribution facilities at its main seed processing site at Inkberrow in Worcestershire...

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Keter continues sustainability drive with community project

Keter, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and garden products, has launched its ‘Community Connection’ initiative, reinforcing its commitment to its ongoing sustainability drive...

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First-time design duo win Best in Show

This year’s unique autumn RHS Chelsea Flower Show has seen first time designers Peter Chmiel and Chin-Jung Chen be awarded Best in Show for their Guangzhou China: Guangzhou Garden...

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GTN September, Glee Preview Issue, on-line here

 

 

In this issue of news and information for garden centre professionals:

  • Westland Glee Preview.
  • Retailers look forward to Glee, comment from Mike Burks, Gerald Ingram, Matthew Bent, Andy Bunker, Simon Bourne, Kev Turley, British Garden Centres, Julian Winfield, Carol Paris and John Birch.
  • A Glee Greeting from Woodmansterne.
  • Glee 2021 – GTN’s Preview.
  • Glee 2021 Show Plan and Exhibitor List.
  • Whats On “The Stage” at Glee 2021.
  • Onduline success at Alton Garden Centre.
  • New Products at Glee – a sneak preview of Glee New Product Award entries.
  • GTN Bestsellers – August garden centre sales analysis and charts in sample issue.
  • HTA Column – Boyd Douglas-Davies signs off as HTA President.
Read GTN's September 2021 Issue on-line here
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